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Garcia forces Rahm into April runoff

Garcia forces Rahm into April runoff

By Todd M. Freimuth, Alex V. Hernandez and Chris Zois Extra! CHICAGO — Cook County Commissioner Jesus “Chuy” Garcia made history yesterday, forcing Mayor Rahm Emanuel into the city’s first ever runoff election for mayor. “Nobody thought we’d be here tonight. They wrote us off, said we didn’t have a chance; said we didn’t have


Latina wife, mother and Chicago police officer still searching for bone marrow donor

By Mayra Elisa Buitron Extra! Chicago Police Officer Blanca Magallon, wife and mother of four, was diagnosed with leukemia earlier in July. She’s currently undergoing chemotherapy treatments at the University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System and is looking for a bone marrow donor that could potentially save her life. Earlier in the summer,


Commissioner Garcia to run for Chicago mayor could be first Latino mayor of Windy City

By Alex Hernandez Extra CHICAGO — Monday night Cook County Commissioner Jesús “Chuy” García announced his candidacy for mayor of Chicago. “Since [Chicago Teachers Union President] Karen Lewis took ill and was unable to make a run for mayor I began getting a rash of calls from all parts of the city, across ethnicities, and


Sobremesa Supper Club: fine art food community

By Sandra Treviño Extra! t was once written that food had replaced art as high culture. Chef Gabriel Moya, along with childhood friends Efren Candelaria, Felipe Cabrera and Mayra Estrella, believe differently. The urban culinary rebels have created their own take on culture, one that revolves not only around food but also around music, art